Dr. Robert G. Ducharme
EVANSTON IL- Dr. Robert G. Ducharme 87, of Evanston IL, raised in Mapleville, RI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 23, 2013, while visiting family in Colorado.
He is survived by three children Robyn (Dan) Fogelberg of Longmont CO, Peter (Lauri) Ducharme of Wauconda IL, Donna (Scott) Ducharme of Glenview and Grand Detour, IL and step-daughters Dawne (Mark) Swanson of Edgewood WA and Gail Swanson of Puunene, HI. He was a grandfather to Nicole (Scott) Ross, Chad Fogelberg, Savannah (Matt) Wieland and Matthew (Lindsey) Sherrill and a great-grandfather to Jennifer and Amanda Ross, and Kamden and Addelyn Sherrill.
Bob was born September 8, 1925 in Mapleville, RI to Homer and Fabiola (Roch) Ducharme.
He was the third of six children and is survived by his sisters Vivian Dwyer of Pascoag, RI, Pauline Shurick of Glendale, RI, and a brother, Norman (Flat) Ducharme of Mapleville, RI. He has many nieces and nephews locally.
He is survived by his two former wives Jayne (Hamilton) Zagar of Dixon, IL (previously Fox Point, WI) and Myra (Edelman) Ducharme of Missoula, MT (previously Deerfield, IL.) He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Anita Potter and his brother, Russell Ducharme.
A memorial service in his honor will be held on Saturday August 24, 1:00 PM at North Shore Unitarian Church 2100 Half Day Rd (IL 22) Deerfield, IL. Bring a flower for a communal bouquet. A reception will follow at the church. Memorial gifts may be sent to Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, attention Jason Gillespie, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025-7635 where Bob volunteered. A memorial web-site can be reached at